The Pacifica Radio Archives is host to an extensive collection of programs that have dealt with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including what we believe to be the first radio program to explicitly address the topic from 1958. That program and others are featured in this collection, whose preservation and access were coordinated between New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation graduate school program, the University of California, Berkeley Moffitt Library Media Resources Center, the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences and the Pacifica Radio Archives in the summer of 2009. This collection highlights recordings from LGBT programs that have aired over the years on Pacifica stations, such as The New Symposium, The Fruit Punch Collective, and IMRU, and features the voices of Harvey Milk, Urvashi Vaid, Larry Kramer, Martina Navratilova, and Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, the first active military member to declare his homosexuality in 1975.
The Pacifica Radio Archives would like to extend special thanks to the UC Berkeley Moffitt Library Media Resources Center for their assistance in making these audio recordings available. Visit the original Pacifica/UC Berkeley Moffitt Library LGBT Activism Sound recording page, which contains bibliographic citations and additional audio/video resources, at the UC Berkeley Moffitt Library Media Resources Center website
Notice for copyright claimants: The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Please send all copyright inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Archives’ physical address at: 3729 Cahuenga Boulevard West, North Hollywood, CA, 91604 c/o Archives Director for review. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.